- How and when behaviors spread between individuals - e.g., do energy conservation behaviors in the workplace spread between coworkers?
- Factors influencing theconsistency of individuals' behaviors ("behavior spillover") - e.g., do people who purchase energy efficient devices also conserve energy at home?
- The relationship between systems thinking and the spread and spillover of behavior - e.g., do people who appreciate that others also need to save energy to mitigate climate change talk to others?; do people who understand that saving water also saves energy perform both behaviors?
- Theoretical models of behavior maintenance - e.g., when do people not only initiate a new behavior, but maintain that behavior over time?
- Use of meta-analysis to assess intervention research and inform policymakers about evidence-based interventions
Moses, J. F., Dwyer, P. C., Fuglestad, P. T., Kim, J. S., Maki, A., Snyder, M., & Terveen, L. (in press). Encouraging online engagement: The role of interdependent self-construal and social motives in fostering online participation. Personality and Individual Differences. Accepted version
Maki, A., Cohen, M. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (in press). Using meta-analysis in the social sciences to improve environmental policy. Chapter to appear in W. Leal, J. Callewaert, & R. Marans (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research. New York City, NY: Springer Publishing. Personal blog post
Maki, A. (2017). Environmental Psychology. Chapter in E. Wohl (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Maki, A., Carrico, A. R., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (in press). Doing the wrong things for the right reasons: How environmental fallacies affect environmental behavior. Chapter to appear in B. G. Southwell, E. A. Thorson, & L. Sheble (Eds.), Misinformation and Mass Audiences. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Publisher linkAmazon link
Snyder, M. & Maki, A. (2015). The psychology of volunteerism. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Studies, Second Edition. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science. Request article
Manuscripts under Review
Maki, A., Dwyer, P. C., Gabrielsen, S., Snyder, M., & Gonzalez, R. Help giving after natural disasters: Responses to the 2010 earthquake in Chile. Under review at the British Journal of Social Psychology. Maki, A., McKinney, E., Vandenbergh, M. P., Cohen, M. A., & Gilligan, J. M. Employee energy benefits: What are they and what effect do they have on environmental behavior and employee morale? Revise and resubmit at Energy Efficiency. Preprint
Raimi, K. T., Maki, A., Dana, D. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. The moral hazard of geoengineering as a response to climate change. Under review at Climatic Change.
Vitriol, J. A., Maki, A., & Snyder, M. Acting with conviction: On the roles of moral foundations and moral convictions when understanding same-sex marriage attitudes and voting. Under review at the British Journal of Social Psychology.
Manuscripts in Preparation (* copies available upon request)
Corser, R. J., Maki, A., & Haws, K. L. The role of systems thinking in meat consumption: An experimental test.*
Maki, A. The spread of behavior: When and how do proenvironmental behaviors spread to other people and other behaviors?*
Maki, A. Who tries to spread their proenvironmental behaviors to other people and other behaviors?*
Maki, A., Carrico, A. R., Raimi, K. T., Truelove, H. B., Yueng, S., & Araujo, B. A meta-analysis of experimental research on environmental behavior spillover.
Maki, A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. The social predictors and carbon costs of food waste.*
Maki, A., Vandenbergh, M. P., & Wallston, K. A. Do political conservatives prefer private sector action to mitigate climate action? An experimental examination. Vanderbilt University media coverage
Ng, S., Vandenbergh, M. P., Barkenbus, J., Maki, A., & Raimi, K. T. The role of recycling in mitigating climate change.*
Panos, M. E., Maki, A., & Rothman, A. J. The effects of social norms and default behaviors on the decision to eat. Under review at Appetite.*
Maki, A., & Lauber, J. (2012). UMore Park: Culture and community action plan. The Sustainable Community at UMore Park: Aspirational Goals and Action Plan for Sustainability, Minneapolis, MN: UMore Development LLC.